The Replacement Killers (1998)
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Music video and TV commercials director Antoine Fuqua made his feature directorial debut with this action thriller starring Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat. Chinese immigrant John Lee (Yun-Fat) has a violent past as a professional killer. It brings him only remorse, but it makes him the ideal assassin. In exchange for his family's safety, Lee is forced to take a job with a powerful underworld figure, Asian crime kingpin Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang), who wants Lee to settle a deadly vendetta
Feb 6, 1998 Wide
Mar 6, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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The John Woo school of the ballet of bullets gets a full dose of Sam Peckinpah under the steady hand of director Antoine Fuqua's finely framed tale of revenge.
The Replacement Killers is not a very good film, but it is impossible to deny that it has a certain beauty.
Will serve as a suitable replacement when [Chow Yun Fat's] better films are already rented out for the weekend.
The most dispiriting thing about The Replacement Killers is that it proves Chow [Yun-Fat]'s charisma repressible.
One cannot accuse Killers of possessing a kernel of intelligence, but it's still a stylish action film.
A fair action thriller is offered here but what a difference this movie would make from merely being fair to that of being a fist-full-of-frenzied fun. A mild recommendation at best.
The ever-charismatic Chow will certainly have no trouble winning new fans with his English language debut.
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